Su­per­bike theme for 2018 IFoS

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Fol­low­ing on from the highly suc­cess­ful Ital­ian-themed 2017 event, next year’s In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val of Speed will cel­e­brate the Su­per­bike era, which reached World Cham­pi­onship sta­tus in 1998 but had sev­eral ex­cit­ing years (no­tably in Aus­tralia) prior to that. IFoS organiser Peter MacMil­lan is cur­rently over­seas talk­ing to for­mer stars, but is con­fi­dent that the line up will in­clude past World Champions and race win­ners, in­clud­ing Ital­ian favourite Franki Chili. “We hope to have rid­ers and mo­tor­cy­cles rep­re­sent­ing all the Su­per­bike eras, in­clud­ing some of the home-spun spe­cials of the late ‘sev­en­ties and early ‘eight­ies. In ad­di­tion, we are go­ing to hold a two-stroke only race where we will have some re­ally in­ter­est­ing bikes on the grid to pay tribute to that spe­cial era on GP rac­ing.” Alan Cath­cart will be re­turn­ing to host the gala din­ner prior to the week­end, which was such a stand­out suc­cess in 2017. Next is­sue we’ll bring you a big run­down on who you’re likely to see next March.

Back for more. For­mer WSBK star Franki Chili.

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